Mick Price believes he has a Blue Diamond filly on his hands in SAMAREADY who made an impressive winning debut at Flemington on Saturday (17th December) over 1000m. Purchased by Belmont Bloodstock Agency for $150,000 at the 2011 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, SAMAREADY (More Than Ready x Samar) is a half-sister to Group Two Karrakatta Plate winner Night War.
Ridden by Craig Newitt, SAMAREADY displayed her potential as a genuine contender for the prestigious $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes winning the $70,000 Spotless Plate by an eye-catching one and a quarter lengths.
Mick Price commented that “I thought she looked a little tubby in the mounting yard and I said to the guys if she was to win today there is a lot of improvement in her. She’s a genuinely good filly, she has a great temperament and I’m pointing her to the Blue Diamond. “She has a very bright future.”
Both Price and Newitt commented that the filly had done a good job to win at her first look at Flemington and had done everything right on the day. Price said Samaready would spend some time on the water treadmill at Rockmount before he gets her ready for the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) for fillies on January 26 or the Group Three Prelude (1100m) for fillies on February 11, both at Caulfield.
Congratulations to Vinery Syndicate managed by Peter Orton who race SAMAREADY.